For the twelfth consecutive year, Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria presents a series of
three organ recitals in June, featuring leading performers on “The King of Instruments.”
Performances take place on Friday evenings at 7:30 pm.
The Cathedral is home to one of the largest mechanical action pipe organs in Canada.
Standing 40 feet tall, it boasts four keyboards and a pedal board, over 60 stops, and a total of
nearly 4,000 pipes. The instrument sits high up in a loft at the west end of the building, but a
video link lets the audience see the performer on a large screen at the front of the church.
Friday, June 21: Aaron James is a Toronto-born organist in his early thirties who holds a
double doctorate in organ performance and musicology from the Eastman School of Music in
upstate New York. He is now Director of Music at the Toronto Oratory, based out of Holy
Family Roman Catholic parish and St. Philip’s Seminary; he also teaches at the University of
Toronto. He will play for us music of Mozart, Baroque organ master Georg Muffat, and
contemporary American composer David Conte.
Ticket prices for these recitals remain unchanged again this year at an affordable $20 for
single seats, or an especially attractive bargain of $45 for the full three-concert series. For
the first time, tickets can be conveniently purchased online at ticketrocket.ca or by phone at
1.855.842.7575. They are also available at Munro’s Books downtown, Ivy’s Book Shop in
Oak Bay, and at the Cathedral office, where credit and debit purchase options are available.